School Of Built Environment

Emergency Management for Bushfire Prone AreasWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 200459.4


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Grahame Douglas

Assumed Knowledge
Bushfire behaviour, planning, building and bushfire fighting units

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course.

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 Spring  Yes  Online - ONLINE  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2021 Spring  Yes  Online - ONLINE  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This unit describes the organisational and administrative arrangements for the management of emergency events in Australia, including the role of States and local government and the techniques available to develop risk management strategies in order to minimise loss of life and property arising from bushfire emergencies. The unit describes how the three tiers of Government interact during major emergency events, the role of community engagement in emergency management and the process of developing a risk management plan for bushfire emergencies. The unit also discusses the role of post-event survey and emergency and evacuation planning at the property scale.

3708.2Master of Bushfire ProtectionCONTINUING
3708.3Master of Bushfire ProtectionCURRENT
3709.2Graduate Diploma in Bushfire ProtectionCURRENT

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